Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-08-C-6520
Agency Tracking Number: N073-164-0069
Amount: $69,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-164
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 612439146
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fedor Dimov
 Director Holographic Systems
 (310) 320-1066
Business Contact
 Engin Arik
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (310) 320-1066
Email: earik@luminitco.com
Research Institution
To address the Navy need for technology that will detect a potential sniper at a distance, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper (HoPACS) device based on the latest advances in holography, laser-scanning techniques, and CMOS technology. Based on the Bragg angle selectivity of shift and angle multiplexed thick transmission holograms, and the pattern imaged on a CMOS sensor as a result of illuminating the holograms with laser light, we can produce at least a 120-degree field-of-view sensor in which every hologram pair selects one particular laser beam direction thereby indicating the direction of a potential threat. This laser beam is initially irradiated by a small diode laser, scanned 360 degrees by the miniature scanner, reflected from the sniper’s optics and detected by HoPACS. Three identical sensors will cover a 360-degree field of regard in azimuth and at least 45 degrees in elevation, and will detect and neutralize a sniper with a dazzling laser before he can shoot. In Phase I, Luminit will demonstrate HoPACS feasibility by building and testing a benchtop HoPACS. In Phase II, Luminit plans to build a prototype HoPACS. The resulting system will be commercially available by the close of Phase III.

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